- Wednesday, 19 November 2014 -

Recipe: Christmassy White Hot Chocolate!

Hello my lovelies! The red cups have made their triumphant return and cities finally rejoice as the festive lights flicker on - oh yes, Christmas is round the corner! And in the spirit of things (with a Costa being conveniently close to campus), I've been indulging in heavenly white hot chocolates to warm me up on those crisp wintery walks to university. On my return home, with only Cadbury's regular hot chocolate to sate my appetite, it wasn't long before I had the pots and pans out, determined to make my own home-made rendition. But I must warn you now: this chocolatey  concoction is extremely additive and you may experience side effects of the warm and fuzzy kind. You will need...

500ml of Milk 
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
50g of White Chocolate
A pinch of Cinnamon 

Step 1/ Gently heat the milk in a saucepan dispensing your white chocolate in small chunks. Whisk well until all the chocolate has completely melted in the mixture.

Step 2/ Once the mixture has been brought to a gentle simmer, you may then continue to add in half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step 3/ For a more festive flavour, I doused the mixture with the slightest pinch of cinnamon and stirred well. This balances out the sweetness and let's face it, will smell like Christmas in a mug! After everything has blended, serve evenly into mugs.

Step 4/ Optional: I heaped on a generous amount of whipped cream and sugary toppings making it both a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach! 

Have you ever tried white hot chocolate before?

  1. Okay your chopping board is so damn cute! I love it. White hot chocolate is one of my favourites and I adore the Options version but I will definitely give this a go as it sounds delicious x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  2. OMG i need to try this out! Thanks for sharing!


  3. I love white hot chocolate, but I've only tried Whittards, I've never thought about making my own. This sounds delicious and your chopping board is really cute!
    sammy xx

  4. That's so weird I had a dream I made white hot chocolate!! It's a sign!! xx

    The Persephone Complex / Christmas Giveaway

  5. White hot chocolate is my favourite thing ever! Thanks for the recipe, I'm definitely going to try that.



  6. I adore your chopping board (:
    This sounds delicious & so easy to make. I've never dried white hot chocolate before.. I might have to change that very soon (: Lovely recipe hun xx

  7. This post just really made me smile haha, I definitely want to try this recipe out! That chopping board is so adorable by the way!


  8. This looks heavenly! The presentation is so cute too, I definitely have to try this out for myself sometime!! xx


  9. Cute mugs and chopping board! Eeep. Sorry, I'm noticing homeware items more than EVER now haha.
    Beautifully indulgent idea, which I must try this weekend! I'm a huge fan of Costa's white Hot chocolate, and if I can find a way to make my own - I certainly shall! Thank you lovely :)
    I'll let you know if all goes well, hehe...

    Jemma xx

  10. omg how perfect does this look! I kind of really want to go and make this right now. I think i actually even have all the stuff.. * goes and makes it * x


  11. Followed the link here from Becky's blog, and I am now massively craving hot chocolate... I'll definitely be giving this one a go x

  12. That looks so good! I love that you used real chocolate x


  13. Mmm, white hot chocolate sounds absolutely delicious. I'm going to have to try it at some point!


  14. Ooh, I love white hot chocolate, this sounds dreamy! I've just made some white chocolate, orange and cranberry cake which this would go perfectly with!

    Tweet xx

  15. This sounds amazing, may have to try it!

  16. Looks delicious! Can't wait to give this a try! :)
    Girl in a Whimsical Land